>>> HAPPY BIRTHDAY<<<
(OK, that was yesterday but she had no connectivity)
Just spoke with Astrid who is in Everest Base Camp today!
She's lucked out and the weather is startlingly clear and the views are amazing. Lots of photos for us to anticipate.
More native species spotting even at the high altitude; she was charmed to see Himalayan Pika - small tailless furry mammals related to hares & rabbits.
To celebrate her birthday yesterday, her guide organised a birthday cake for her - I can't imagine how they managed to bake it at that altitude and with their supply restrictions but they did.
And of course from the sublime to the absurd...
She had just arrived at Everest Base Camp after 3 days of no connectivity when suddenly her phone rang. She imagined it was me or some family member calling, frantic after 3 days of silence but no. Who was it calling?
- A RECRUITER - Hi there, is this Astrid, is this a good time to talk about a project manager role ...
Astrid's reply, "No it <censored> well isn't. I'm on Mt Everest climbing. Call me back next week.